Suntech Provides 8.5 MW of Solar Panels to the Philippines

The solar farm is marked as the largest in Valenzuela City.
2015-12-30 15:21 6013

WUXI, China, Dec. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Suntech has announced today that the completed 8.5 MW solar farm located in Valenzuela City is now fully operational. The newly operating solar farm is considered to be the largest urban PV installation in the Philippines. Suntech has provided 32,000 panels to support this project.

"We're very excited to have contributed to one of the largest urban projects in the Philippines," says president of Suntech, Victor Xiong. "Suntech's weather-resistant modules are perfectly suited for the Philippine's hot and humid climate, providing optimal daylight power generation. The completion of this project is the perfect way to transition into 2016. This project parallels Suntech's vision to promote energy independence and sustainability, while helping to create jobs. We hope to work with other municipalities in the country in order to help promote a clean energy future in the Philippines."

The 8.5 MW solar plant was inaugurated in late November and is intended to be sold to Manila Electric Co. The newly functioning solar field is supported by Suntech's STP260-20/Wem 60 cell polycrystalline module, which has a strong performance rate in low light conditions and IP68-rated junction box that reduces the possibility of water or dirt ingress. The operating solar farm is expected to generate approximately 11,379 megawatt hours of electricity, providing power to roughly 17,614 households, offsetting approximately 5,473 tons of carbon emissions per year.

From January 18th to 21st, Suntech will be present at the World Future Energy Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi, booth number 8110. The following products will be featured at the exhibition: the HyPro with PERC technology, whose average cell efficiency in mass production can reach up to 20.7% and is an optimal panel choice for residential and rooftop projects; the SuperPoly module which has an integrated, in-depth reflection technology and passivation process, ideal for utility-scale projects; a 1,500V high system voltage module, engineered for both utility-scale and commercial applications that can achieve a 3-4% reduction in system costs compared to 1,000V modules; and a high-performance double glass module, which can outstand sandstorms and is perfect for a desert, arid environment. Suntech's products are high PID resistance and provide highly performance yields. They come with a 10-year product warranty, along with excellent customer service.

About Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd.

Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd., a company incorporated in the PRC in January 2001, produces industry-leading solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. Suntech is a Bloomberg New Energy Finance's tier 1 solar company, based on its bankability and has delivered more than 30 million photovoltaic panels or 9 GWs of installed capacity to more than 1 thousand customers in more than 80 countries. Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech's mission is to provide reliable access to nature's cleanest and most abundant energy source.

Source: Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd.